Animal Planet India Celebrates 67th Anniversary of India’s Independence with ‘Yeh Mera India’

As India celebrates its 67th year of independence, Animal Planet India is joining the celebration with Yeh Mera India, a month-long programming special, highlighting the country’s exotic wildlife, varied landscapes and natural treasures. Traveling from the mountains of Himalayas to the wetlands of Odisha and from the Sahyadari ranges in Western Ghats to the Bandhavgarh Forests in the heart of India, the line-up will spotlight rare species such as the…

Celebrating 27 Years of Discovery

On this day in 1985, Discovery Channel launched to 156,000 subscribers in the United States with Iceberg Alley, a documentary examining the risks of oil drilling off the eastern coast of Canada. Today the network reaches 409 million subscribers globally and Discovery Communications‘ portfolio of networks reach 1.7 billion subscribers. Thanks to John Hendricks‘ vision, dedication and innovative spirit, Discovery has flourished as the leading nonfiction media company and a…

Keeping Discovery’s Innovative Spirit Alive

On June 17, 1985, Discovery Channel made its debut in the U.S., and almost 27 years later we’re very fortunate at Discovery Communications to have our Founder & Chairman, John Hendricks, as a core part of our company and a very real example of the power of innovative ideas. Today, employees in Silver Spring (and around the world, thanks to modern technology) gathered to celebrate Mr. Hendricks’ innovative spirit and…

Happy Birthday, Discovery Communications!

26 years ago today (June 17, 1985 at 3pm EST, to be exact), Discovery Channel made its debut in the U.S. Happy birthday to Discovery Channel and Discovery Communications! As we mentioned here yesterday, we are celebrating our birthday by giving back to the world that has given Discovery so much. Today, employees across five continents will participate in Discover Your Impact Day, a global day of community service. Follow…

Happy Blogiversary to Discovery Blog!

The Discovery Blog launched a year ago today, and Amber and I want thank all of you who visit the blog to learn about what’s going on here at Discovery Communications. We love hearing from you, and we thank you for helping us build our audience and get the word out about our programming, news, corporate initiatives and talent updates. One of the fun parts about writing this blog is…